The FA Cup - Second Round
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Bristol Rovers 1-1 Plymouth Argyle

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FA Cup: Bristol Rovers 1-1 Plymouth Argyle highlights

Bristol Rovers goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola saved a stoppage-time penalty to earn his side an FA Cup second-round reply following a 1-1 draw with Plymouth at Memorial Stadium.

Finland international Jaakkola kept out Antoni Sarcevic's late spot-kick - which was heading for the low centre of goal - to keep 10-man Rovers in the competition.

Plymouth were the better side in the first half, with Sarcevic and Gary Sawyer having early shots blocked as Mayor forced a 22nd-minute save from Jaakkola.

Rovers improved after sending on Tyler Smith to support lone striker Jonson Clarke-Harris for the second half.

The hosts took a 74th-minute lead when Liam Sercombe broke the deadlock with a low 15-yard drive from Luke Leahy's cross.

Referee Will Finnie judged that Abu Ogogo had brought down Danny Mayor after 84 minutes and Sarcevic made no mistake as he fired the resulting penalty firmly into the bottom left-hand corner.

The visitors then had the chance to win the tie when Rollin Menayese was sent off for bringing down former Rovers player Byron Moore, but this time the spot-kick was too straight and Jaakkola spread himself to save with his legs.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 32Jaakkola
  • 24MenayeseBooked at 90mins
  • 5Craig
  • 15KilgourBooked at 84mins
  • 2Little
  • 6UpsonBooked at 8minsSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes
  • 4Ogogo
  • 11Leahy
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 81mins
  • 7Sercombe
  • 9Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 10Nichols
  • 17Smith
  • 18Kelly
  • 23Bennett
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 33Rodman

Plymouth

  • 24Palmer
  • 5Wootton
  • 6Canavan
  • 3Sawyer
  • 25GrantBooked at 64minsSubstituted forCooperat 78'minutes
  • 8Edwards
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 10Mayor
  • 21McFadzeanSubstituted forGrantat 53'minutes
  • 17Moore
  • 16GrantSubstituted forTelfordat 56'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Cooper
  • 9Taylor
  • 11Telford
  • 15Grant
  • 18Clarke
  • 32Cooper
  • 39Rudden
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
6,215

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Booking

Dominic Telford (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Penalty saved! Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Rollin Menayese (Bristol Rovers) is shown the red card.

Penalty Plymouth Argyle. Byron Moore draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Rollin Menayese (Bristol Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Luke Leahy (Bristol Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the left side of the six yard box.

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Conor Grant (Plymouth Argyle).

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Rollin Menayese (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Scott Wootton.

Foul by Scott Wootton (Plymouth Argyle).

Tyler Smith (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Plymouth Argyle. Danny Mayor draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Rollin Menayese (Bristol Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

Attempt blocked. George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. George Cooper replaces Josh Grant.

Dominic Telford (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers).

Josh Grant (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 0. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Leahy.

Attempt missed. Dominic Telford (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Dominic Telford (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Booking

Josh Grant (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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